Alejandro Jodorowsky is a Chilean scholar in comparative religion, playwright, director, producer, composer, actor, mime, comic book writer, tarot reader, historian and psychotherapist. He is perhaps best-known for the 1970 film El Topo.
Throughout the 60s and 70s, working in Paris and Mexico, Jodorowsky created over one hundred theatrical productions. He directed works of his own in addition to those written by Leonora Carrington, Samuel Beckett, Eugen Ionesco, August Strindberg and others. El acto efimero (or "ephemeral performances") was acted out in public spaces, drawing attention to the quotidian while promoting critical awareness in both participants and audience. During these ephemeral acts the public is often unaware that an act of drama is being performed. Jodorowsky once stated: "the panic man is not, he is ever becoming" to reference Alfred Korzybski's influence on his thought.
Beginning in 1966, Jodorowsky created comics relating to "El panico." These comics were made independently and in collaboration with illustrators including Jean "Moebius" Giraud. In the course of his comic career, Jodorowsky has created approximately 21 series including Fabulas panicas, Los ojos del gato and El incal. All translated from Spanish into over ten languages.
Premiere - Q&A: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Trance Mutations on the Holy Mountain
The Digital Bits - Celebrating Film in the Digital Age
King Shot (2009)
'Lennon, Manson and me: the psychedelic cinema of Alejandro Jodorowsky' | Interviews | Guardian Film
Sanchez Drago asegura que "Diario de la noche" sera "ecuanime, veraz y neutral"
Jodorowsky publications in Metal Hurlant
BBC Collective video interview with film clips
Jodorowsky official site
The Symbol Grows: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Jodorowsky le scenariste (contains list of comic works)
Jodo Universe: Inside the Esoteric Mind of Alejandro Jodorowsky
Premiere Magazine interview with Jodorowsky
Publisher of Anarchy and Alchemy book
A Book of the Film
The Sounds of El Topo
Alejandro Jodorowsky - Unseen Dune
Jodorowsky video interview
Jodorowsky interviews Marylin Manson
Dune: Book to Screen Timeline
Jodorowsky - After Screening Talk 1
Jodorowsky - After Screening Talk 2
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Alejandro Jodorowsky